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by chonchon
Mon Jan 22, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Netsuke or Okimono
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Re: Netsuke or Okimono

Looking at a gift horse in the mouth!?!? I agree about 75% with Alan, but there are several questions for me that cannot be answered by those photographs. For example, the box material looks whiter than his knee. Is this a trick of the light? The clothing that he is wearing is a radically different ...
by chonchon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Working Figure

True! And a sweet little Netsuke too... :D
by chonchon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Authenticity
Topic: Working Figure
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Working Figure

Pounding rice definitely no, not like that. You need a proper wooden hammer for that and an overhead swing. He could be making miso, I suppose, but my first instinct is to say he is grinding sesame seeds. https://search.yahoo.co.jp/image/search?p=%E3%81%99%E3%82%8A%E9%89%A2+%E8%83%A1%E9%BA%BB&se...
by chonchon
Sat Jan 20, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25416

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Ryan, I mentioned this thread to my wife and she said: 大原女 (Ohara + me), = Oharame... :D
by chonchon
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25416

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Kyoto, O-hara, Sanzen-In.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEPCMMxr98E "Onna Hitori" 女ひとり 永 六輔 作詞 いずみたく 作曲 京都大原三千院 恋に疲れた女が一人 結城に潮風のすがきの帯が 池の水面に揺れていた 京都大原三千院 恋に疲れた女が一人 京都栂尾高山寺 恋に疲れた女が一人 大島紬につづれの帯が 影を落とした石畳 京都栂尾高山寺 恋に疲れた女が一人 京都嵐山大覚寺 恋に疲れた女が一人 塩沢絣に名古屋帯 耳をすませば滝の音 京都嵐山大覚寺 恋に疲れた女が一人 http://wag...
by chonchon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25416

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Ah... THAT Ohara, yes, the one in the song, many thanks! :D
by chonchon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25416

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Do you know which O-hara that is John? There are many around Japan, including a famous one in north-east Okayama Prefecture where Miyamoto Musashi was said to have been born.
by chonchon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Ceramic
Topic: Ceramic netsuke
Replies: 221
Views: 25416

Re: Ceramic netsuke

Gosh Ryan, that was totally unexpected! I live right next door to Bizen, most famous for swords and pottery, and to a lesser extent guns. Although I have a potter friend, and I have in the past put pottery through the Shinsa committee which sits in the Bizen Pottery Hall beside Inbe Station, I have ...
by chonchon
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Coffee Lounge
Topic: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Happy Birthday MakkaPakka

Hoping for something special for you today, Rob!

Oops, yesterday!
by chonchon
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Artists Showcase
Topic: Flying Dragon
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: Flying Dragon

Do you think of yourself as Edo, Osaka, Kyoto, Tsu, or Paris School? 8-)

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